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Description:

Roach with a giant tail

Habitat:

Forest, near pond

Notes:

I found this bug dead on my back porch. It is covered so it couldn't have been dropped by anything. I would really like to know what it is. Thanks :D

2 Species ID Suggestions

EarthNature
EarthNature 11 years ago
Katykid
TakaJNozaki
TakaJNozaki 11 years ago
Rhaphidophoridae
Atachycines apicalis


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11 Comments

EarthNature
EarthNature 11 years ago

I did think it was a cave cricket before but it didnt convince me much, it could be though. Only that I still kinda think it might be a grasshopper. I dont really know :S

TakaJNozaki
TakaJNozaki 11 years ago

I think this is a kind of grass hopper which live in caves or humid, dark places.
Please Google image them the name above...

JakeStevens
JakeStevens 11 years ago

Doesn't sound like that bug.. And I thought it may have been a crustacean as well, but if you look closer on it's arms, it has little hook things for climbing I think

EarthNature
EarthNature 11 years ago

I did find a bug that was pretty similar but I can't find any picture of it on the internet. Only that this bug looked green and the info said that it was small. The insect is called , tonelero de la alfafa (spanish) and is a bug that eats tree sap. Well that's really all. Just trying to help :S even though i doubt it's really THAT bug.

EarthNature
EarthNature 11 years ago

lol, it would be cool if it were an unidentified species. Though Im gonna check a little bit more to see if I can find something similar. I'll send another comment for any new id suggestions.

TakaJNozaki
TakaJNozaki 11 years ago

Cool insects.

Dale
Dale 11 years ago

Looks like a Crustacean to me.

JakeStevens
JakeStevens 11 years ago

No it didn't look like any of those.. Do u think you could pass this around to some other people? Maybe this is an unidentified species

EarthNature
EarthNature 11 years ago

I checked on some other animals and some insects it, MAY be a grasshopper, a rock crawler, a dove beetle or maybe a mole cricket. Check pictures of those and check if its alike. If it's not any, I really have no idea.

JakeStevens
JakeStevens 11 years ago

I wish I had taken a better a picture... But it doesn't really look like a katykid.. It was much fatter

EarthNature
EarthNature 11 years ago

I think it is a katykid, they have long ovipositors (Giant Tail).

JakeStevens
Spotted by
JakeStevens

Florida, USA

Spotted on Feb 18, 2011
Submitted on Feb 18, 2011

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